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. >> good morning, washington. we thank you for joining us on this wednesday. i'm allison starling. we're going to begin with your traffic and weather. we start with adam. it is about 62 degrees. boy, it is really starting to feel like fall. >> it is. tomorrow is going to be cooler than what we have outside now. temperature-wise around the 60-degree mark. let's go to our forecast for today. a lot of sunshine. mostly sunny skies today. high temperatures in the upper 70's. near 80. currently 67 at reagan national. 61 at martinsburg. very low humidity. still a bit breezy with westerly winds at 10 perfect 20 marns. -- miles an hour. gets you in the mood for fall and football season. let's go to lisa. >> 18th street and florida avenue still closed because of an accident that happened in adams morgan. you can see traffic moving nicely in and out of tysons and bethesda and the american legionon bridge. good in college park. another geico camera will reveal traffic on the other side of town close to bradley boulevard. nice run on the beltway near route four. geel back to allison. >> thank you
is live tonight, and she joins us with the latest in another story involving john evans. >> eve harmony is cooperating with investigators, who have been working for weeks trying to tie john evans to may be several cases. online, he was charming and friendly, but they say that 34- year-old john evans was a predator, attacking a woman in his south writing house on their first date -- in his south riding home. >> it is scary when you meet somebody on line, because you really do not know. >> the 37-year-old loudoun county woman who says she was sexually assaulted at his town house called for help when she got free. the attack happened in july. since then, investigators have been working with e-harmony to see if he may have a history of using dates. >> people who do this, there is usually other victims out here. >> the victims says she and edmunds initially agreed to meet at a public place, but at the last moment, he changed the plan to go to this house -- the victim says she and evans initially agreed to meet at a public place. investigators in loudoun county say this may help women who may
be moved? the pastor joins us with his take. >>> coming home. iran agrees to release one of the american hikers, now facing a serious cancer scare. what it means for the other two hikers still hoping to come home. >>> and music superstars take broadway. the stars of u2 sput their spin on "spider-man." one of the most-anticipated musicals ever. we'll talk to bono and the edge and get a look at the show everyone is talking about. >>> and good morning, everyone. george, i just can't imagine, just as families were sitting down to dinner, that explosion hit in that suburb, about 6:30. and police say a gas line erupted into a massive fireball that shot 1,000 feet into the air. leaving a giant crater smackdab in the middle of the neighborhood. >> eyewitnesss a quarter-mile away say they felt it. and residents in the neighborhood, said there had been concerned about the gas for some time. >>> but there's a lot of confusion and frustration this morning about what is going on with that florida pastor who had threatened to burn the koran tomorrow on the anniversary of 9/11. had a dramatic press con
behind the whole. good morning, washington continues right now. >> we are glad you are joining us at 6:00 on this tuesday, september 21. >> we start as always with meteorologist adam. when are we going to get some rain? we need it? >> locally, we are just dry. but they really need it out west. summer-like conditions are possible. locally, we have a slight chance of rain right now. arlington, 52. on our way to about 80 degrees. low 80's localitily. another day full of sunshine. you pack your lunch and book bag. before the leesberg pike that should be on the shoulder before you get there. we'll go to a camera of traffic northbound 395 on the way to the pent he gone. no problems right here. kwoikly, you'll see the beltway moving. now to allison and greta. a top story, a lore ton man is behind bar this is morning. as a side job, he was a wrestling referee. actually, it wasn't until firefighters performed a routine inspection on his house that he was put on the police radar. the fire department went in to his house. the house next door caught on fire and they went in routinely to do an
morning. glad to have you with us. i am scott thuman. >> i am cynne simpson. alison starling as the day off. we start with meteorologist adam caskey. constable temperatures. >> a fantastic morning. happy friday. it is the end of the workweek. fantastic weather. a taste of autumn. we all live in the belfort furniture weather center of. 60 in manassas, 52 in rockville. we have a few upper 40's. 49 in front royal. there is dry air in place behind the cold front. clear skies and calm winds help to the temperature is. this afternoon, a lot of sunshine, scattered clouds, high temperatures in the upper 70's. >> university blvd., a utility pole was knocked down in an accident at dennis avenue. right lane is blocked. very little delayed. traffic signals are dark at this intersection. 270, about 109 hyattstown, head of the traffic in that stretch. in virginia there was an accident earlier on route 123 south of the occoquan river, in the southbound direction. back to you. >> thank you. >>> a r other top story, nine years after 9/11, religious tensions running high. at issue, an islamic cultural ce
. but this time, she has sarah palin. >> hi. this is governor sarah palin. vote for christine o'donnell for u.s. senate this tuesday. >> reporter: o'donnell is up against one of delaware's most popular political figures, congressman mike castle. republican leaders think he is their only chance of winning joe biden's old senate seat. >> if she were, by some miracle to be our nominee, we would lose this seat and lose it by unprecedented numbers. >> reporter: castle has won 11 strait-wide elections in heavily-democratic delaware. in part because he is a proportion rights, pro-gun control moderate, who works with democrats. that's exactly why tea party activists don't like him. >> the republican party has lost its way. they get behind candidates like my opponent, who don't even support the republican platform. who continue to support the democrats' agenda, lock, step and barrel. >> high-stakes. we're here at the smart screen to look at the state of the overall race. let's begin with the senate right now. the magic number for republicans in the senate. they now hold 41 senate seats. they need ten to
drug use has risen to its highest levels. it rose by 9% last year. there is a sharp increase in marijuana use. >>> only on seven, the discovery channel employees held hostage by a gunman speak out for the first time. they spoke about their plans to run from the gunman. take a look. >> to make the decision that you're going to run for it? >> it was a mixture of signals. the guard was signalling with the police outside. i took that as it was time to run. i did not realize that he was talking to the police outside using hand signals. i mouthed to the guard and i said, "ron." he shook his head yes. >> begin here that interview today. state into abc 7 news at 5:00. >> the fort hood shooting suspect was too close his hearing to the public. his attorney says that his client can only get a fair trial if it is closed. he is charged in the murder of 13 people in the attempted murder of 32 others. >>> the contractor that operates in metroaccess is taking action after drivers were accused of assaulting passengers. the contractor has now lost an investigation into hiring and training poli
for joining us. we have some big changes on the way by the end of the day. let's get straight to your traffic and weather. every 10 minutes. see the weather situation with adam. >> good morning. let the fresh air come through the windows. heavy rainfall. tonight and through the day tomorrow. arlington is 58 degrees. hagerstown 56. hyattsville 61. very comfortable and dry air. late day showers cannot be ruled out. more on the forecast coming up. >> a pretty good start to the morning rush hour. overnight construction on the beltway in virginia. on the virginia side, good at 66. this camera is revealing traffic on the 270. pretty good right now. now back to you. >> breaking news. a five-year at an apartment in northwest washington. crews are on the scene on the third 100 block of 16th street. three people have suffered burns. no word on the extent of the injuries. a crew is on the way. we will bring you more details as soon as we get them. >>> the hunt for a killer and the neighbor -- neighborhood on a large. >> a drive-by shooting in broad daylight. it happened at a busy use street corridor. we
washington." thank you so much for joining us today. i'm allison starling. >> we're going to check in with lisa in just a moment but we start with meteorologist adam caskey. >> a great day today. a lot like yesterday. we're starting the day noticeably cooler than yesterday at this time. take a look at the morning temperatures outside now. dry air in place. clear skies and calm winds allowing temperatures to plummet down near the dew point for the morning hours. that's where we are. quick look at the almanac data. only three degree above average for this time of year. 96 is the record high temperature set back in 1865. sclofere to low -- closer to low 80's again. we'll have upper 70's for afternoon highs. >> lingering road work on the beltway at virginia and arlington boulevard, the traffic is able to get through. you can see that flashing light under the g.e. in georgia. traffic is very light in volume but they are still out there working for the morning. now, the news desk. >> thank you much. at 5:01, our top story, a man is behind bars this morning facing child pornography posses
are live in baltimore to break down the investigation. >> we know tonight that the gunman used a different name when he signed hint here at the hospital early this morning. hours later, he was a wanted man. he quickly moved in and the entire eighth floor of the nelson building was evacuated. a big portion of the world famous medical center was on locked down until the standoff ended. it ended on the gunman's terms. >> the doctor collapsed outside the doorway. >> a terrifying situation -- and >> it has now turned into a mysterious murder-suicides situation. we know the mother was suffering from back pain. police say during a conversation with the doctor, he was overcome with emotion. >> my boss told me what happened. there was a man running around with the gun. >> he became so distraught that he pulled out a semi-automatic handgun and shot the doctor. he barricaded himself in the room where his ill mother was confined to a bed. >> we had all these stairwells covered. >> after three hours, they made themselves into the room and found parties on the grounds. >> he wonders why there -- >> ther
on him and her. mike conneen is live on the scene with the latest. what can you tell us? >> we are seeing a good number of security guards and police officers walking the perimeter of the facility this morning. they are reviewing the security plan at the hospital. please stand by. please stand by. penn station closed in new york 3ecause it was so packed with +&++&-pdown trees and power linn train tracks. Ñin i was driving down the street and it was like a giant human, wash. everything started spinning. >>fw one woman died when a tree landed on her vehicle. >> i did not know what hit me at first. i wondered if i was alive. >> may be an act of god. >> new york has had eight confront tornadoes since 1960. meteorologist will confront today whether this was no. 9. emily schmidt reporting. >> unbelievable. >> yes. unusual. still ahead, politics and, the collide on the national mall. >> metrobus miscalculated the cost of one type of daily fare. >> a sneak peek at the >> have the friday. 91 degrees with the high temperature yesterday at reagan national. it was the 63rd 90-degree day of the year.
[ male announcer ] citi thankyou points can be used for almost anything you choose. what's your story? citi can help you write it. >>> that's what's making news in >>> good morning, america. i'm robin roberts. >> and i'm george stephanopoulos. it's wednesday, september 29th. and this morning, flood warning. tropical weather set to bring heavy downpours from florida to new england, over the next 48 hours. some places have already had a foot of rain. sam is on the flood watch. >>> also breaking, the radical cleric, connected to the recent failed terror plots here in the u.s., is reportedly resurfacing. does it mean more attacks? brian ross has the latest on the new thoughts that has authorities on high alert. >>> true confession. this woman claimed to be the victim of that vicious acid attack. for the first time, we learn why she planned this hoax and burned her own face. >>> and too many wives? police investigating the family in the reality show "sister wives." will the public send the family to court? >> four wives? 16 kids? >> maybe they should have thought about that before go
joins us with the latest. >> charges are pending against female driver of the car. this was quite the scene last night. you can see the aftermath of what happened. the debris here in front of the keren restaurant here in adams morgan. the bay window of the restaurant was smashed from impact. authorities are trying to piece together how this happened. the sound of this white car crashing into the front of this popular ethiopian restaurant echoed throughout this busy section of adams morgan. >> a lot of squeaking and tires hitting the curbs and the glass flying. not a pretty scene. >> witnesses watched with horror it is a female driver of the car lost control, ran on to the sidewalk and hit two women before slamming into the restaurant. the two pedestrians, who are in their 20's, were transfered to the hospital with serious injuries. officials say the driver refused to be transported to hospital and was irate as she was being handcuffed. >> coming downtown the speed she was, there was no sense to it. >> the crash happened just before 9:00 on wednesday night. restaurants packed with
morning washington. thank you for joining us. it is 5:00 today. >> great to have you here with us. we begin with your traffic and weather every 10 minutes. here is adam caskey. how is this friday shaping up for us? >> still a little damp outside. we had the rain showers last night. the clouds hung around. it is going to take a while for the clouds to break up. we're still a little damp. take a look at some of the rainfall totals. you can see myersville had almost .08 inch of rain. some beneficial rain. most of us has under .2. >> we have lanes open on the belt way. we're in good shape to start the rush hour from college park to bethesda. the crash that occurred after 10:00 last night has now been cleared away. lanes are open once again. the beltway is open to traffic. on the interloop, there were no issues there related to this. that's in good shape. 270, 66, 95 and 395, interloop ramp to go north to college park, a crash along the left side. >> our top story this friday morning, a murder/suicide. police say a distrouth man shot his mother and doctor after hearing her diagnosis then b
. >> this technician worked with the doctor in the x-ray room. >> can you tell us about what kind of doctor he is? >> excellent doctor. a nice fellow. >> we were told an hour ago by hospital officials that the doctor was still in the operating room. he is expected to recover. again, shot in the abdomen. baltimore police have updated the name of the suspect. they say he had given a false name to police, a false name to hospital administrators here. they identified him as paul warren pardus of arlington, virginia. >> thank you, gail. we will combat -- continue to bring you updates on the doctor and a suspect. >> the exclusive interview with the discovery hostages is getting a lot of attention tonight. that man james lee held them against their will and they talk about how they were able to escape. >> one of the hostages told oprah that he thought he had walked into a television show that was being filmed in the lobby of discovery that day, but when the gun man. his weapon at him, he knew it was the real deal -- but when the gun man pointed his weapon at him he knew it was the real deal. >> on the g
. >> they use this to intimidate immigrant workers and abuse them. >> i work with immigrants. there bric-a-brac to enrich our country, -- they are breaking their back to a richer country, often at minimum wage, and even less than that. >> the police should not be used as a tool for enforcing immigration laws. it is as simple as that. >> some do not have a problem with it. >> if it is a conflict that has been arrested for raping somebody or has done something horrible, it is of to the american people. >> since 2008, close to 6000 jurisdictions from 31 states have signed on to the program. today, santa clara on the west coast also opted out. arlington officials said that they will send myself a letter sometime this week telling them that they are out -- will send ice a letter sometime this week telling them that they are out. >>> democrats say they have a vote to display their commitment to economic recovery. five weeks from the midterm elections, republicans called the vote a political ploy. >>> president obama says that improving education is the key to keeping the economy afloat. today,
. the iranian president calls the terror attacks a cover-up. sparking outrage and a walkout by the u.s. delegation. we'll have reaction from the white house. >>> caught on tape. a vicious girl fight, as one of the girls' moms appears to egg her on. why the cheers ended with charges of abuse. >>> come on, elmo. don't you want to play? >> too sexy for "sesame street"? why the children's show pulled the plug on katy perry's appearance. is it the kids? or the parents? >> there's a lot of excitement around our dinner table last night. when i told the girls that elmo and grover will be here to talk about that story, they cheered. harper wanted elmo's autograph. i'm not sure. he's only 3. >> i don't know if that can happen. perks of the job. >>> a lot 06 ground to cover in the meantime. hundreds of homes have been evacuated after flooding in wisconsin and minnesota. a state of emergency has been declared in both states. and the national guard is now sandbagging, bracing against more bad weather today. and then, there's a new tropical storm that could be heading toward the gulf. it's expected
with us. we saw police stopped a young man in the street. these days, according to police, they had six officers to seven officers at the funeral. but it seems that these days it is becoming increasingly dangerous to just attend some of these funerals in the city. >>> we now know what sent former president jimmy carter to the hospital. he was on a flight from atlanta to cleveland. rescue crews got him off of an airplane and rushed into an area hospital. he is traveling to promote his new book and he is expected to resume his book tour this week. >>> we are still under a storm watch tonight. the raid took a break today. it will be coming back with a vengeance. >> we are getting a break now from this morning's rain. a whole lot more is just down the road. we have beautiful sky right now with patches of blue and no rain locally. we have had our fair share, ending this morning. what is all this talk about more heavy rain? we will show you what is happening. a new tropical depression just south of cuba looks like it will head north toward. ward.rth fo we're talking about a whole lot of rain,
. >> good morning, washington. glad you are joining us. i am alison starling. >> i am greta kreuz. we will check in with lisa baden in a moment. we started with a meteorologist adam caskey. a good day to get out and vote, right? >> fantastic. not quite as cool as the past couple mornings, but comfortable. at this tuesday morning, it is . 64 in temple hills, 62 in vienna. that is at marshall road elementary school. we are in the low to mid '60s for the most part. a few high, thin clouds. a cold front will drop in later. we will make it to 82 degrees. northwest wind at 10-20 with higher gusts. mostly sunny. sunny again tomorrow, near 80 degrees. now to lisa baden. >>> metrorail is reporting everything on normal service system wide. no disruptions this morning. normal travel times is what we expect when we hit the road. on 95 between fredericksburg and springfield is good. nothing on 95 inland valley of baltimore. a good trip on the green lake, a toast, 66, and 270. coming out of germantown, uneventful. now to the top stories with pereta and allison. >>> primary day in maryland, d.c., an
it was the mailbox. then my squirrel. and now, this. so i used my points to make a donation to get the park down the street built. when it finally opened, i also used my points for... car repair. [ male announcer ] use your citi thankyou points for almost anything, even local charities. what's your story? citi can help you write it. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >>> freed american hiker sarah shourd says she will not rest until her fiance and another friend are freed from meridian jail. she was scheduled to undergo medical tests today to determine if she has cancer. iran's prosecutor said her fiance and their friend will be tried for spying. >>> a burial mix up at arlington national cemetery. the army has found three bodies buried in the wrong gravess. -- in the wrong graves. some families have demanded that arlington check on their relatives' graves sites. today, a fourth grave was reopened. >>> the mother of pop superstar michael jackson is suing the concert promoter involved in his comeback tore for fraud, saying that he failed to provide a doctor who would
so much for waking up with us. i'm pam pam. >> and -- i'm pamela brown. >> and i'm alison starling. 67 degrees. lisa baden is standing by. we have one accident after another but let's start with meteorologist steve rudin. >> stacking up. we have a tornado watch incorrect until 1:00 p.m., including the district. washington, fairfax, and a flash flood warning in effect for the entire metro area. look at the moisture moving in our direction. heavier bands of rain across richmond. all this will move north-northeast over the next eight hours or so. then we'll look for a quick end to the rain this evening. our live doppler radar as we head closer into the immediate metro area. right now the rain heading to the west. gaithersburg to dulles airport. looking at moderate rains. rainfall rates at an inch per hour. rainfall rates at a quarter to a half inch. so a lot of rain on the way today. rush hour compute looking nasty. but for tonight, we look for improving conditions. could see five inches or more before the system moves out of here. we have the tornado watch remaining in effect until 1
gridlock in three months expected, the day after labor when everything comes to haunt us. >> the traffic nightmare will only get worse with many construction projects during again. 295 and across the 11th street bridge across the anacostia river, lanes will be closing beginning this week and lasting months. >> you have to leave early and be patient. what what is going on around us. >> builds some extra time into your commute. most of the construction projects take place overnight. you will not really deal with that. something you probably will deal with its new traffic patterns and street closings. >>> 5 metrobus 9 stations that or closed on the weekend are open again. glenmont, wheaton, silver spring, takoma, and forest glen road closed for station upgrades. they are reopening now. >>> r a our top story on this tuesday, summer vacation is officially over for hundreds of thousands in northern virginia. >> arlington, fairfax, loudoun county, school districts of back in session this morning. classrooms are coping with the effects of big budget cuts. >> pamela brown is live in vienna with m
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so they can get home to campaign. >> thank you so much. thank you for joining us. >>> district voters go to the polls on tuesday. they will decide who will be the city's next mayor. vincent gray leaves incumbent mayor adrian fenty. the polls are open 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. it is also primary day in battleground maryland. former state delegate baker and michael jackson are vying for the nomination. bob reich is facing a primary challenge from brian murphy. the doors are seven -- the doors are open 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. >>> a new phase on the 14th bridge project starts tomorrow. the northbound shoulder of the left -- the north bound left shoulder will be closed. traffic will have the option to exit on the gw parkway and take the moral bridge. the project is expected to be completed by next fall. >>> dc 530 has a launch party on thursday. it is the brainchild of upset her week -- of seth herwick. >>> peace in the middle east, talks are said to resume. we will tell you where and what will be discussed. >>> two highly anticipated movies will come out this week. >>> we could be looki
a month. >> you have to leave early enough and be patient and watch what is going on around us. >> some of the construction projects mean new traffic patterns, which might mean closings this morning. you might want to build extra time into your commute. courtney robinson reporting for abc 7 news. >>> 5 metrobus 9 stations that are closed labor day weekend are open again. the five were shut down on friday. crews perform safety of grades. the stations will reopen this morning in time for the rush hour. >>> our other top story this morning, summer vacation is officially over for hundreds of thousands of students in northern virginia. >> arlington, fairfax, loudoun county and others back in session this morning. this year, classrooms are hoping the effects of big budget cuts -- are coping with. >> doing more with less in northern virginia because a moment is higher and funding is down across the board compared with the last couple years. in fairfax county, 175 dozen students will flood the school system today. if that is 3200 more students than last year. a reason for the enrollment increas
an institution in limbo. i thought it was over here... ♪ [car horn honks] our outback always gets us there... ... sometimes it just takes us a little longer to get back. ♪ >> you are watching abc7 news at 5:00 p.m. with leon harris, leggmason singh, chief meteorologist doug hill. this is abc7 news at 5:00 p.m. on your side. >> heartbreak for a family well known in their loudoun county town. rex three family members were killed in what was supposed to be a quiet ride home -- >> 3 family members were killed in what was supposed to be a quiet ride all from the country. >> today, the trip was meant to celebrate the 90th birthday of one of the victims killed in the accident on route 55 on front royal. two of those killed were from a well-known small-town hardware store. it is a fixture in the future is now uncertain. >> there is no one in the area that does not know the heart restore, but today the notoriety is based on tragedy. >> sunday, the owners of the hardware store were killed in a car accident as they were driving home from apple picking. >> they will be missed. >> there were seven pe
south to north. high temperatures today should be in the mid 70's for most of us. we are in the mid 60's right now. upper 50's farther out west. southeast wind at 10-20. becoming gusty tonight's. if tomorrow morning rain translates to afternoon sunshine. not to lisa baden. >>> out of crofton its been a long morning on the ramp from route 3 heading onto stifter west, there is deep water at the end of the ramp. if there's a wreck betwnear 197. greenbelt road, that exit ramp to the military base is closed. virginia has a wreck north on 95 before the occoquan river near the 123 it-woodbridge exit, the right lane is closed. -- 12>>> police found a victimt before midnight in the 3400 block of dot are quoted in landover. the man had been shot and was discovered in the vehicle. he was pronounced dead at a hospital. police are searching for the gunman. >>> police hope evidence left behind will lead them to hit and run driver. a young woman suffered a critical injury after being hit by a car saturday night along the 8700 block of carroll avenue. courtney robinson joins us from silver spring with m
>> and once again, we say good morning, washington. we are glad you're joining us. for the second straight morning, we're waking up with scattered rain showers. let's get straight to your traffic and weather. lisa is standing by with the latest on how all of this is affecting your commute. first, meteorologist adam caskey. what's the latest? >> a flash flood watch in effect until 8:00 a.m. and then big changes coming, this just in the next couple of hours. the flash flood watch is almost for the entire viewing area. it does include the metro area in parts of virginia and maryland. so let's go to the doppler 7 radar. the temperatures shown in yellow. notice the yellow and the red on the radar? the very heavy rainfall clipping fairfax county. it is going to cross over the potomac and into frederick county and then hagerstown as well momentarily this morning. otherwise, a few spotty, light showers going on the high temperature about 83, becoming less humid. we'll dry out and have a fair amount of sunshine. more rainfall later this week. >> while you were sleeping there was a crash on
this morning. courtney robinson brings us the latest. >> it was a series of crimes that led them -- led the police to cousy's -- southeast washington and lead to a shoot out. >> it was crazy and i was asleep and i heard about 20 gunshot. >> prince george's county officers say at 2:30 this morning a man robbed someone on kenilworth avenue and 45 minutes later, they got a call about a carjacking. officers responded and got into a high-speed chase with two men in this car. the car had maryland tax. >> the suspect lost control of their vehicle during their pursuit. they bailed out of the suspect vehicle and they exchanged gunfire with uniformed prince george's county police officers. >> police offices also responded to shots off minnesota avenue and arrested one man and a couple of hours later arrested another. they found a handgun and they believe one of the suspects pounded them when they started shooting, they stopped a couple of men and they started all over again ban on no one was injured but officers closed down minnesota avenue to investigate. >> residents did not expect to wake up t
on this troubling story, joining us now is commander marla schuman of the vancouver police department. has bethany spoken about the motive yet? >> we had lengthy conversations with her yesterday. there's a number of things, obviously, we can't speak about because there's potential criminal charges. in terms of motive, i think the detective who did the interviews probably has that information. it's not yet been made known to me. >> and were you as shocked as everyone else, by her confession? >> truthfully, there were red flags from the beginning. we had some questions. and there were a number of things that really weren't adding up in the story that she was giving to us. so, we weren't quite as shocked. i think we're more shocked that somebody would be in that state of mind to actually harm themselves in that way. >> you're right about that. but can you tell us a little more about the red flags. what was it that she was saying and telling you that this didn't add up? >> i think initially, just the -- that the manner of attack, when she's talking about being splashed in the face with acid, and the d
another poignant remembrances. students placed over 2000 u.s. flags, each representing a person killed during the attack nine years ago. it just another reminder that we will never forget it as a country. john gonzalez, abc 7 news. >>> along with a remembrance, today is also a national day of service. president obama rolled up his sleeves and helped paint walls at the john brown middle school in northeast. the president also took time out to talk to volunteers. >>> first lady michelle obama also picked up a paint brush, joining 100 other volunteers to paint the vincent hall retirement center in mclean, va., a retirement home for military veterans. >>> it was not a quiet day of reflection for everyone. there was a major protest and counter protest over the proposed islamic center and a mosque near ground zero. >> wake up, america! >> we have to agree on the constitution. >> more than 1000 people protested today. at the facility would not only include all mosque but also library and fitness center. the center would be open to all people. >>> one high-profile protest against the mo
woodward has written a new book about the obama administration. rebecca cooper joins us with more on that. >> he did in previous administrations and once again he manages to gain the alternate access, interviewing the president himself and top advisers. but the white house is dismissing the book prosper trail of backstabbing over afghanistan. the headlines paint a picture of the president surrounded by infighting. they paint a picture of a decisive commander in chief comfortable making the call on military strategy. >> as additional troops will allow us to hand over forces. >> key advisers described the president has boxed in by his generals. the president agreed but insisted on a firmer exit strategy. the president's key envoy deemed the surge strategy destined to failure. joe biden called holbrook egotistical. many describe these differences as a healthy debate the president has when making key decisions. white house officials made clear joe biden's description of richard holbrooke was followed by the comment that he was the right person for the job. officials insist no one has time to
. >> thank you so much for being here with us. more on that story in just a moment but we begin with your traffic and weather. every 10 minutes. we have big issues on the beltway already. we're going to talk to them about that. first here is adam. >> we got some berble -- beneficial rain yesterday. a few downpours toward the tail-end of the rain event helped up accumulation in just a few spots. over half an inch in martinsburg. my rain gauge, only .4. 83 the high temperature. gradual clearing this morning becoming mostly sunny. belt way issues, huh, tim? >> that's right. we had an accident that occurred last night. the beltway is still closed. you can see the flashing lights up toward the upper right corner of your screen. even is diverted off the outer loop of connecticut avenue. if you goout, take that over to wisconsin avenue go and back to the beltway from there. if you line up from the left, on to the outer loop if, you need to get to 270, you need to go through bethesda to old georgetown road. a loft question overnight did not happen because of the weather. the interloop, 236 constr
. >> the american people didn't send us here to just think about our jobs. they sent us here to think about theirs. >> reporter: the president wants families making less than $250,000 a year to keep those tax cuts. those making more, to lose them. republican leaders say everyone needs the break. >> extend all of the current tax rates because raising taxes on anyone, especially small businesses, is the wrong prescription for an ailing economy. >> reporter: the unemployment rate stands at 9.6%, including hundreds of steelworkers in ohio, who just found out their plants will remain idle through at least the end of the year. >> most of the men are scared. they're worried about their jobs. >> reporter: new foreclosures out this morning from realitytrack, showed last year lenders took more than any homes since the mortgage crisis. even some democrats say this isn't the same for change. >> my position is, given the fragility of the economy, all the bush tax cuts should be extended temporarily. >> reporter: 31 house democrats sent their leadership a letter asking for the same thing. a universal tax cut ex
. >> comedian steven colbert of his you need brand of truth. what i am happy to use my celebrity to draw attention to this important, complicated issue. i hope that my star power can fund this hearing all the way up to c-span. >> he spent the day picking vegetables as part of a campaign. it offers you a citizens to replace them reform workers. just seven people showed up for work. >> this brief experience gave me some small understanding of why so many -- sold you americans are clamoring to start a lover career as a migrant worker. >> he stayed in character as a blowhard news anchor. >> we need to all stop eating fruits and vegetables. he got serious when asked why he got -- why he chose to highlight this issue. >> the least powerful people might workers and they do not have any rights. >> some republicans blasted the appearance. " i think that he might the process -- i -- >> i think that process.d the >> his appearance was said to be appropriate and that the comedian could bring attention to an important political issue. >> he broke into homes wearing dress pants and a tie. police annou
in his church. does it make use feel helpless? angry? >> well, it is frustrating. now, on the other hand, we are a government of laws. and so, we have to abide by those laws. and my understanding is that he can be cited for public burning. but that's the extent of the laws that we have available to us. part of this country's history is people doing destructive or offensive, harmful things. and yet, we still have to make sure that we're following the laws. and that's part of what i love about this country. >> you can see how sobering this is. >> sure. >> to the president. we've had general petraeus, hillary clinton, the president, all speaking out, trying to stop this. and you pointed out earlier, sarah palin, weighing in, as well. >> as often as has been said, just because you have the right to do something, doesn't mean you should do it. and the fbi is concerned about this. >>> let's bring in pierre thomas. he's been talking to the fbi overnight about this. >> reporter: you can add fbi officials to those who think the proposed burning of korans this weekend is provocative and potentiall
. >> this is an unsubstantiated allegation. no one has given us any names. we do training of all of our people -- all our people to let them know you cannot do anything in exchange for votes. >> [unintelligible] >> fenty campaign spokesman john madigan intends to fended away saying that it is nothing more than a disconnect. >> i think it is a misunderstanding of the person answering the phone and the person making the telephone call. >> either way, voters are shaking. >> if he is going to do stuff like this, why should he be in office? >> if that is true, that would definitely be very disappointing. it would probably tip my vote in the other direction. >> the great campaign says there are not just a handful of these cases. it contends that this is a widespread practice being utilized by the fenty campaign. >> now to a developing story from tehran. tonight, iran announced it is releasing 31-year-old american serrah short, after more than a year of confinement she and two other americans were captured last july after hiking around the iraq/iran border. iran has accused them of being spies, which they have denied.
of 79. the high was 86 degrees. here is what is going on in and around of us. in the tropics, there is julia and igor. igor has a wins over 125 m.p.h.. -- has winds over 125 m.p.h., and over the weekend, that could be an increasing threat to bermuda, and karl is moving towards the yucatan. they could get some rain. in and around us, we are in the 80's. the dewpoint stays nice and low, and that will be the story into the weekend. he is a little weather front, and that will be coming through tomorrow afternoon, and as it does, there may be a few of light showers and sprinkel, especially for those of you in the mountains of west virginia. -- a few light showers and a spring nkle. the chance for an evening shower, the temperatures again above-average. after we get over that, it may be a sprinkle korea temperatures in the 80's. >>> another texas team on sunday. what is this? >> bring them on. bring them on. hey, the redskins and texans play sunday, and both teams run the same offense. kyle is now the guru. 231 yards against the colts last week. the redskins never really got their
and back to school. we noted that means, a long ride. good morning, washington. thanks for joining us on this tuesday. i am alison starling. >> i am natasha barrett. first, adam caskey with the forecast. >> a pleasant morning, a little warmer than yesterday. we live in the belfort furniture weather center at 4:30 on this welcome back to work and school. 63 degrees in woodbridge, 65 in rockville and temple hill, 66 in vienna. the dew points are in the '60s. pretty comfortable in terms of humidity levels. temperatures are warmer than yesterday. in the district, 70, mostly sunny today, a few scattered clouds. high temperature near 90 with allied southwest wind. welcome back, lisa baden. >>> thank you. there was no overnight construction because of the long holiday. map and describe things rolling nicely. out of southern maryland, about -- 228 anhd to 28, s21 210 looks nice. traffic moving nicely. looks good on 66 and 95. back to you. >> thank you. >>> the end of the holiday weekend, back-to-school means more buses and cars on the nodes. >> expect the worst, according to aaa. courtney rob
in us all. >> hi, welcome back, everybody. it's 5:15 now on a tchurs morning. looking at this day ahead, former president jimmy carter is expected to be released from a cleveland hospital pamp being hospitalized tuesday, complaining by an upset stomach. doctors say it was likely caused by a viral infection. >> and before leaving town to campaign -- >> theyas are 268, the anyways are 160, the bill is passed. >> so the house passed a bill giving money and hack for people sickened while working in the world trade center ruins. lawmakers also approved a bill to keep the government running until december and passed a bill to approve overlooking spy operations and to -- against countries who manipulate their currency. >> and endorse ments from mayors, current mayor michael bloomberg will endorse michael o'malley. o'malley's campaign will get more support when president obama campaigns with him next week. meanwhile his opponent, bob ehrlich is getting support from former mayor rudy giuliani. >> the d.c. public school system could face another budget short fall because of a projected short fall
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